Author: Emmy M.

Ski Season in October: Keystone Resort’s Earliest Opening Day in Over 20 Years

With the unseasonably warm summer we had here in the high country, the thought of ski season seemed so far away. Every year that passes, the seasons consume me and it becomes hard to imagine the mountains filled with snow and vice versa. This year, our last day snowboarding for the 2018-2019 season was June

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A Girls Weekend in Portland: The highlights (and lowlights) of our trip to PDX

It wasn’t until recently that I discovered the many gems of Oregon. This beautiful, rainy state has always had a part of my heart. For many years of my childhood, I was raised in Oregon and many of my family members still call the Pacific Northwest home. And although I moved on, spending my teens

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Feeling Good on the Inside and Looking Good on the Outside: How 2 Products Changed My Health Habits

September started with a feeling of optimism and determination to get my life back on track. If you didn’t read my previous post, I ultimately was tired of the bad habits I had accumulated over the past couple of years. I was tired of my addiction to social media, I was tired of my anxiety,

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Airbnb/VRBO Etiquette: 5 Things Awesome Guests Take Into Consideration (From a Host’s Perspective)

I have always felt that until you work in the service industry, you will never have full compassion and empathy for those who serve you while you are on vacation. When I decided to join my husband in the world of hospitality, it was a very exciting leap for me. Over the years, I watched him

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A Detox of Bad Habits: My September challenge to minimize time and health suckers (social media, Netflix, and everything in between)

I’ve realized in the past year that in order to reach my full potential, I desperately needed to focus on self-development. Since returning to “normal” life after a year of full-time travel, I decided to start my own business, focus on writing, and homeschool my son which meant completely giving up my career in Social

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My First KOA Experience: Is this really camping?

Last month, we were invited on a camping trip to Gunnison where the plans consisted of boating on Blue Mesa Reservoir and a wildflower hike in Crested Butte. Without hesitation, we gladly accepted. We had been dying to see the wildflower bloom in Crested Butte plus Riley was super excited to camp with one of his

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Champagne Meets Cowboy Boots at the Beaver Creek Rodeo

After three years of living in the middle of the Rocky Mountains, I have learned that no matter what the season is, there is always something to do. We keep ourselves occupied in the winter with skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, or whatever else we can think of that is fun in the snow. And when summer

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From the Rockies to the Ocean: Our San Diego Road Trip

After living on the road for almost a year, we traded in road trips for plane trips when we decided to plant our roots in the Colorado Rockies. Initially, I was excited. I became obsessed with finding the best deals on flights and exploring faraway lands that were impossible to visit without air travel. But

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Hotel Mishaps and Mountain Closures: How We Almost Ruined Our Trip to Lake Tahoe

For the past two years, we have visited Lake Tahoe for a spring ski trip in April. As much as we love Tahoe and Heavenly Resort, both years were not as memorable as our other ski trips. Looking back, there are several things we would do differently to make our experience more epic. Hopefully, we’ll

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Lily Pad Lake: A Family Friendly Hike in Summit County

Lily Pad Lake is one of the most family-friendly hiking trails in Summit County. With easy trailhead access, gradual inclines and a beautiful lake filled with lily pads at the end of the hike, this is a trail that everyone at any age can enjoy. There are two access points to this lake, the Lily

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